Safety

Nissan Gives Texting the Finger (Well, the Thumb)

By Jennifer Geiger on March 5, 2015

Nissan is urging drivers to give other motorists the finger this month, well, actually the thumb. The automaker is encouraging people to join its #redthumb movement and pledge not to text and drive... Read More
2015 Kia Sedona: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on March 5, 2015

After years as one of the most uncompetitive and underwhelming minivans in the class, Kia’s Sedona is completely revised for 2015 as a boldly styled, comfortable, capable family hauler. By de... Read More
Recall Alert: Nearly 38,000 Volkswagen Cars

By Jennifer Newman on March 5, 2015

The Problem: A sealing cap at the fuel rail could fail, allowing fuel to leak into the engine compartment. In the presence of an ignition source, a leak can result in a fire. The Fix: Volkswagen wi... Read More
Recall Alert: 2015 Volkswagen Jetta

By Jennifer Geiger on March 5, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 25,000 model-year 2015 Volkswagen Jetta sedans manufactured between July 11 and Nov. 13, 2014 The Problem: A software glitch could cause the low-beam headlights to ... Read More
Recall Alert: 2014 Ford Escape and 2015 Lincoln MKC

By Jennifer Newman on March 5, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Ford is recalling about 9,000 model-year 2014 Ford Escape and model-year 2015 Lincoln MKC compact crossovers. In a separate recall, Ford is also recalling approximately 11,000 mo... Read More
A Beginner's Guide to Winter Tire Shopping

By Courtney Messenbaugh on March 5, 2015

I had an overdue epiphany recently: My minivan needs winter tires. My family lives in Colorado, and we drive to the mountains almost every winter weekend. Each year the Rocky Mountain roads seem mo... Read More
AAA: Marijuana Impairment While Driving Still Hazy

By Kelsey Mays on March 5, 2015

We all know the dangers of drunken driving, but what about driving while high? A new survey from AAA suggests drivers have a, um, cloudy perception of what constitutes drugged driving, but many thi... Read More
Recall Alert: 2010-2013 Suzuki SX4 and Kizashi

By Jennifer Geiger on March 5, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 60,000 model-year 2010-13 versions of the Suzuki SX4 hatchback and Kizashi sedan; only SX4s built between July 16, 2009, and Nov. 1, 2012, and Kizashis built Oct. 1... Read More
Recall Alert: 2010-13 Kia Soul

By Jennifer Geiger on March 5, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 95,000 model-year 2010-13 versions of the Kia Soul built between Jan. 8, 2009, and Oct. 2, 2013; only models equipped with a sunroof are affected. The Problem: A he... Read More
Recall Prompts Move of Lincoln MKC's Start Button

By Jennifer Geiger on March 5, 2015

Imagine Matthew McConaughey serenely cruising down a moonlit road in his brand-new Lincoln MKC when all of the sudden the crossover stalls, upsetting his suave mojo (and interrupting the conversati... Read More